Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150 and R9170 first-ride review

Electronic shifting wasn’t invented by Shimano, but it was the Japanese company that first nailed the concept with the original Dura-Ace Di2 7970 groupset in 2008. Since then, the world of high-end road bike transmissions has never been the same. The new Dura-Ace Di2 R9150 groupset benefits from two generations and almost a decade of …


Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 and 9150 – Everything to know

Three years. That’s the approximate shelf life of a major-brand product in the bicycle industry. Whether it’s a carbon frame or an entire groupset, it has proven to be a consistent number. And that number has been overdue for the market leader, with Shimano finally unveiling its much-rumored Dura-Ace 9100 mechanical and Dura-Ace Di2 9150 groupsets. While those …


“As a woman, you’d be interested in eTap?”: SRAM eTap ridden and reviewed

When I attended Interbike last fall, I was eager to play with SRAM’s eTap groupset. The much anticipated technology had been well featured since Eurobike and after seeing so many images, videos and article on it I wanted to see what all the fuss was about myself. So there I was at the SRAM booth …


Interbike Day 2 | Shimano and Campagnolo

Big Mig was in the house today signing posters for the fans at the Pinarello display. Elsewhere, Cipollini was keeping the ladies happy and I spent a lot of time at the Shimano and Campagnolo booths to learn about their new offerings for 2013.


Tour Down Under Tech – Campy Electronic Shifting Debut and Shimano Di2 Improvements

The Tour Down Under isn’t a race where companies typically showcase their new products and technology. I didn’t come to the TdU looking for anything out of the ordinary, however I did notice some new electronic shifting technology and improvements. Most notably, the new Campy electronic groupset. The Campagnolo Electronic Shifting Device The Movistar team was using …


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